Once Upon a Time in America

Noodles is invited to a party, where he reunites with Max, who didn't die and is under a different identity. Max wants Noodles to shoot him - to repay a favour - but Noodles refuses and walks away. We later see a dark figure coming from the house and disappears when a garbage truck drives past - we don't know if Max jumped in or not. A flashback follows this of Noodles second entry to the Chinese hideout where we first saw him. He smokes some opium and grins - suggesting the entire film was an opium dream but we are left in mystery.

Jonny

Factual error: The Kate Smith recording of God Bless America was made in 1938. It is playing in the background during the opening scene but the opening scene takes place in 1933: 5 years before the song was recorded.

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Young Noodles: You'll put up, and you'll shut up! You hear nothing, and you see nothing! Just like you did for Bugsy.

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Question: why, being there so many sequences of nudity in the film, the woman in the funeral car Max brings for Noodles after he is released from jail has her breasts blurred?, why would this scene be conceived like that?.

Answer: You have a censored version. The American R1 version has no such censoring.

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